- snow [snō]n.[ME < OE snaw, akin to Ger schnee < IE base * sneigwh-, to snow, * snoigwhos, snow > OIr snechta, Russ snieg, L nix (gen. nivis)]1. particles of water vapor which when frozen in the upper air fall to earth as soft, white, crystalline flakes2.a) a falling of snowb) snowy weather3. a mass or accumulation of fallen snow4. Old Poet. whiteness5. something like snow in whiteness, texture, etc.☆ 6. fluctuating spots appearing on a television screen as a result of a weak signal, shot effect, etc.☆ 7. Slang cocaine or heroinvi.[ME snowen < OE sniwian]to fall as or like snowvt.1. to shower or let fall as or like snow☆ 2. to cover, obstruct, etc. with or as with snow: usually with in, up, under, etc.☆ 3. Slang to deceive, mislead, or win over by glib talk, flattery, etc.——————☆ snow under1. to weigh down or overwhelm with work, etc.2. to defeat decisively
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.